SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday said involving families into political affairs and arresting sons in place of fathers and fathers in place of sons has been “an old ploy of Indian occupation”.
Malik in a statement said arresting Shahid Yosuf Shah, the son of Syed Salahuddin by NIA and attacks on family members of those in freedom struggle are glaring examples of “Indian aggression”. He said the arrest of Shahid Yousuf in a seven-year-old case is a clear act of political vendetta.
He said in a civilised society, attack on families of political opponents or those resisting the “oppression and illegal occupation” is reckoned as criminal. “But India, which claims of being the (largest) democracy in the world, has been using this oppressive tactic against Kashmiri resistance from a long time,” he said.
“Recently, (the) police chief of J&K said we all should refrain from attacking each other’s families but soon after his lecture, police and forces started a new reign of such ugly attacks which on both sides has become a common practice now.”
JKLF chairman said from 1990, it has become a common practice to punish families for what their sons and fathers did or are doing.
He said the arrest of Syed Salahuddin’s son is part of this “oppressive tactic” of India and it cannot be but termed as a “clear case of political vendetta”.
“These oppressive tactics have failed in past and will fail in future too because the voices of people cannot be suppressed by such mean tactics,” Malik said.